Lulu Roman enjoyed a successful television career from 1969-1992 as one of the citizens of Kornfield Kounty on "Hee Haw." It was a run that she credits to one of the show's co-hosts, Buck Owens.
The Dallas native recalls that whenever Owens and his band would come to town, she and some of her girlfriends would come out to the show. "We became good friends, and he'd say 'One of these days, you're going to be a big star, and I'm going to have something to do with it.' When they made a list characters they wanted on Hee Haw, they had listed 'One fat dumb boy, and one fat dumb girl.' Buck said 'I've got your girl. She's in Dallas,' and they took his word for it."
Of course, there was more to Roman than just her comedic skills, as her musical performances on the show became fan favorites. Some forty years later, she's still singing - in fact, better than ever. Roman has just released the standards album "At Last." Instead of the wide-open range demonstrated on many of her Gospel performances, this album showcases another feature of her talent- a croonin' side evidenced by her takes on such classics as "Fever," "You Don't Know Me," and "Get Here."